2020 Hub Nomination 

The FTR Allocation Plan stipulates the FTR Manager will at least once, every two years conduct a process to offer FTR Participants the possibility to add up to 5 new FTR hubs. The 2020 Hub Nomination comprises of 28 possible 110kV hubs and 68 possible 220kV hubs. Non-FTR participants can request new FTR hubs at any time, and these requests will be considered as part of this process.

The FTR Allocation Plan also stipulates that the FTR Manager will at least once every two years, conduct a process to offer FTR Participants the possibility to remove up to [one] existing FTR Hub.

The 2020 call for Hub nominations  combines both these requirements.


Hub Nomination Documentation

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Hub Long-List

Figure 1: 110/220kV Geographical Location

Hub Short-list

Figure 2: Geographical Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Ranked Hubs - For cost benefit analysis

The following is the voted short list of potential nodes which form the scope of cost benefit analysis.

PNODENAME SITE Name Network Model Bus Name
SFD2201 SFD Stratford SFD/SFD220A1
BRB2201 BRB Bream Bay BRB/BRB220
EDG2201 EDG Edgecumbe EDG2/EDG220A
RDF1101 RDF Redcylffe 110kV RDF/RDF110A1
Non-hub 1      

 

Hub Nomination Voting Short-list

The following is the short list of potential nodes upon which participants vote to be considered in the next Allocation Plan.

PNODENAME SITE Name Network Model Bus Name
SFD2201 SFD Stratford SFD/SFD220A1
BRB2201 BRB Bream Bay BRB/BRB220
EDG2201 EDG Edgecumbe EDG2/EDG220A
BPE2201 BPE Bunnythorpe BPE220A1a
HLY2201 HLY Huntly Power Station HLY2/HLY220A
HWB2201 HWB Halfway Bush HWB2/HWB220A
RDF1101 RDF Redclyffe 110kV RDF/RDF110A1
Non-hub 1      
Non-hub 2      
Non-hub 3      
Non-hub 4      
Non-hub 5      

Hub Nomination Sequence

Step Description Status
1 Determine the maximum number of hubs to be added Complete
  FTR Manager to provide indicative costs to the Authority Complete
  Clearing Manager to provide indicative costs to the Authority Complete
  Authority to confirm appropriations, and consequently how many hubs can be added Complete
2 FTR Manager to determine which hubs have sufficient inter-connectivity and capacity to be added as FTR Nodes Complete
3 The FTR Manager then sends a call to participants and identified non-participants asking for hub nominations Complete
4 The FTR Manager consolidates the nominated hubs as a list Complete
  The list will be amended to ensure that nominated nodes have the geographic and/or electrical distance required to provide commercial benefit Complete
5 This hub addition list, including 5 non-hubs, and hub removal list, including 2 non-hubs is communicated to participants who are then invited to vote Complete
6 FTR Manager applies STV algorithm to voted hubs and non-hubs to create a ranking and determine a prioritised short list. Complete
  The subset is likely to be limited to 4-6 Nodes, but is dependent on the number of nominations requested Complete
7 The FTR Manager then invites participants and non-participants to provide costs and benefits associated with the introduction of each (or combination) of the nominated subset to the FTR Market In Progress
8 The FTR Manager uses the costs and benefits provided by (non)/ participants, together with the CBA framework approved with the Authority, to create a “final set” of hubs that demonstrate net positive CBA Not started
9* The “Final Set” are then included as a proposed variation to the Allocation Plan (AP20) which the FTR Manager issues as a formal consultation Not started

  *Step 9 above triggers an understood process for consulting and then recommending a new Allocation Plan to the Authority.